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Dr. Shahida Wizarat

Dean CESD, Head of Economics Department, Director Research, and Chief Editor PBR

She is a Director Research, Chief Editor PBR, HOD Economics, an independent economist and has been involved in research, teaching and administration. Her areas of interest are industrial economics focusing on industrial productivity, its determinants; concentration and profitability; development economic issues; economic policies; debt and its management. She is the author of forty five research papers and articles published in journals of international repute in Pakistan and abroad. She has organized, attended and read papers at several international and national conferences.

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Dr. Talat A. Wizarat

Professor and HoD, Center for Policy and Area Studies Department

Dr. Talat A. Wizarat holds PhD Degree from University of Karachi and Master’s in Government and International Studies from the University of South Carolina where she went on Fulbright Hayes Scholarship 1977 – 78 her first Masters in International Relations is from the University of Karachi. She served as Professor at the Department of International Relations at KU and at the Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts at IBA Karachi. Dr. Wizarat has been part of several track-II channels including Nimrana Dialogue of which she was a regular member for several years She has contributed over thirty research articles to renowned journals, has also contributed chapters to books and edited two books on Middle East and South Asia.

Currently doing research on China- Pakistan Economic Corridor.

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talat.wizarat@iobm.edu.pk

Dr. Nasreen Hussain

Senior Fellow / Professor and Head of Education Department

She holds PhD in Education. She has 34 years of diverse teaching, research, and national as well as international consultancy experience. She also holds the position of the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Education and Educational Development (JoEED), which is published biannually by the Department of Education. In addition, Dr. Hussain has edited books as well as written academic articles, book chapters and has received British Council, Hornby Trust, USIS, USAID, HEC and AKU awards to pursue her academic and research projects. She is also the External Moderator for the University of Cambridge. Her interest is in educational research methods with a special focus on qualitative research, continuing professional development, curriculum design, and material development.

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Dr. Nadia Ayub Ali

Associate Professor and Head of Business Psychology Department

Dr Ayub completed Postdoctoral Fellowship from School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia, and earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from the University of Karachi, Pakistan. She is HEC approved PhD Supervisor and supervising number of MPhil & PhD thesis at IoBM. She has published more than 20 journal articles, presented research papers at Harvard University in 2012 & 2013 and around the world, served on the editorial boards of International Journal of Psychological Studies, Journal of Pakistan Psychological Association, Universal Research Journal, and Pakistan Business Review.

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Ejaz Wasay

Head of Media Studies Department and Senior Fellow, Marketing Department

He has over 37 years of industry experience in the fields of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Advertising. He has worked with several leading local companies and MNCs including United Bank Ltd. (UBL), Orient McCann-Erickson, Unilever, Glaxo, Philips and Gillette, and held senior level positions. With Gillette over 10 years, from 1984 to 1994, he worked in Pakistan, Brazil and the Middle East, and was last based in Dubai – UAE as Marketing Manager Middle East. He has been a visiting faculty at IoBM since 2005 and joined as Sr. Fellow Marketing on January 1, 2011. Ejaz Wasay has been Council Member, Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP) for several years, and its President in 2005.

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Dr. Zehra Habib

Senior Fellow, Education Department

She holds a PhD in Education from George Mason University (USA) and a Masters in TESOL from American University (USA). She also holds a Masters in English Literature from the University of Karachi. Dr. Habib has over two decades of teaching and research experience and has presented her research at various international forums, including George Washington University, USA, Washington State University, USA, and International Education Conference Doha, Qatar. Additionally, Dr. Habib is a certified examiner of International English Language Testing System, the certificate being granted by the University of Cambridge, ESOL Examinations. Focusing particularly on qualitative method of inquiry, her research interests are in gender studies, peace education, social justice, colonial and post-colonial education and professional teacher and curriculum development. She is a member of TESOL International and American Education Research Association (AERA).

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zehra.habib@iobm.edu.pk

Abdul Jabbar Kasim

Senior Fellow, Commerce and Professional Studies Department

He brings a rich blend of corporate, professional and academic experience. Besides heading listed leasing companies as a CEO and member board has taken seats as nominee director on various Corporate Boards. He obtained his B.Com from University of Karachi and went to IBA Karachi to earn his BBA (Hons) and MBA degrees.His major experience is in non-banking financial companies. He has been consultant on Corporate Governance Rating for JCR-VIS and conducted various programmes on Corporate Governance and Best Business Practices for Listed Companies. His main emphasis during the last several years is on Corporate Governance and Best Business Practices and Corporate Affairs.  His articles on the said subject appear in the Daily Dawn and Business Recorder. He joined IoBM as a full time faculty in 2011.

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Urfi Khalid

Senior Fellow, Center for Policy and Area Studies Department

She holds MA in Physical and Political Geography from the University of Punjab, Lahore. Prior to her current assignment, she was associated with Institute of Business Management as visiting faculty since 1997. She was teaching at various levels in international institutions in the Middle East before joining IoBM. Her research focus is on gender issues in the economic development of Pakistan. Her research paper has been published in Pakistan Business Review, April 2011. 

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M. Rashid Jamil

Senior Fellow, Commerce and Professional studies Department

M. Rashid Jamil did his MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, in 1975. He has almost thirty years of experience in international aviation financial management. He was permanently posted as Finance Manager at Manila the Philippines. Has traveled widely concerning official assignments in Europe, America and Asia. Besides educational qualifications, he holds a Diploma in Cargo Proration from Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to aviation finance is experienced in financial analysis of different projects in public and private sectors. 

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rashid.jamil@iobm.edu.pk

Hasan Habib

Senior Fellow, Center for Policy and Area Studies

Syed Hasan Habib, holds a Master Degree. He has worked four years in chemical process industry before joining Central Superior Services in 1983. He joined Foreign Services in 1986.He attended the Chinese Language Course from Beijing University of Language and Culture (1989-91).In his over 30 years of diplomatic career, he had worked in different capacities at Pakistan’s foreign missions in China, Iran, The Netherlands, Morocco, Switzerland, Chengdu (China) and North Korea. Also he has been Pakistan’s representatives at several international organizations and conferences.He remains deeply involved in Chinese and North Korean affairs. He is part of several local and international bodies in social and international affairs.

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Dr. Shujaat Abbas

Assistant Professor, Economics Department

Dr. Shujaat Abbas is an economist with expertise in International Economic and Development Issues, especially related to developing countries. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan. He also holds MBA-Finance and BBA-H degree from Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences, and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. He has teaching experience at the University of Karachi. Currently, he is associated with the Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Pakistan as an assistant professor economics.

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Sartaj Qasim

Assistant Professor, Commerce and Professional Studies Department

He did his MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, in 1979 and FCMA from U.K. in 1992. He has over thirty years of experience in international aviation financial management. He has been posted in the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia and visited several countries in Europe, America and Asia on official assignments. In addition to his academic qualifications, he holds several airline industry qualifications from IATA including the IATA/ UFTAA International Travel Consultant Diploma. 

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Muhammad Ajaz Rasheed

Assistant Professor, Economics Department

He earned his MPhil in Economics from the Institute of Business Management, an MAS (Applied Economics) from Applied Economics Research Center (University of Karachi) and MSc (Statistics) from the University of Karachi. He has 20 years professional and teaching experience in the area of Statistics, Economics and Computer Science. He has taught at the University of Karachi and University of Balochistan. He has worked with Social Policy and Development Center as a researcher. His research primarily focuses on Macro-Economic Modeling and Monetary Economics. He has published research papers in national and international journals. 

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Mirza Aqeel Baig

Assistant Professor, Economics Department

He has a MPhil in Economics from the Institute of Business Management, MAS in Applied Economics from AERC, University of Karachi and a Masters degree in International Relations. He has over ten years teaching experience at various business institutions. His research interests are in the areas of Monetary Economics and Macro Economics. His research papers have been published in PBR and journals of the Statistics Department of the University of Karachi. He has also contributed papers in the Sindh Economic Survey and the 2nd international Sindh Conference at IoBM. Currently he is pursuing PhD at IoBM.

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Dr. Muhammad Abid Ali

Assistant Professor, Department of Education

He earned his doctorate in Education Administration from International Islamic University Malaysia, and MBA in Human Resource Management and Finance from Pakistan Institute of Management. He has 30 years of administrative experience at higher management levels and is a qualified lead auditor, ISO quality systems. Dr. Ali is an initiator and founder member of two educational research institutes and is actively pursuing the cause of education reforms at different platforms. His areas of specialization are designing and development of education on Iqbal’s educational thought and philosophy.

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Sarwat Nauman

Assistant Professor, Department of Education

She holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Karachi. She has successfully completed her MPhil in Education and is a PhD scholar at IoBM. She has teaching experience of 13 years and has been associated with Greenwich University and Defence Authority College for Women. She also holds the position of the Associate Editor for the Journal of Education and Educational Development (JoEED) which is published biannually by Department of Education.

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Asad Shahzad

Assistant Professor, Islamic Studies / Philosophy Unit Department

He has earned his MA in English Literature from the University of Karachi and MPhil from IoBM. He has received intensive training from SPELT under Cambridge University. He has taught at several educational institutions before joining IoBM. He writes for different newspapers on religious, political and social issues. He has presented several papers at national conferences on the topics of Unique Equilibrium of Free-Will and Determinism in Rumi’s writings and “The Impact of Fantastic Advertisement of Consumer Goods on the Mental Health of Society” His paper “Iqbal’s Idealist Critique of Hawking’s Materialist Concept of Time” was published in Iqbal Review, April 2008 issue; and “Incoherences in Konrad Lorenz’s Concept of Aggression” in PBR. Currently, he is involved in research in the area of the philosophy of globalization.

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Dr. Erum Hafeez Aslam

Assistant Professor, Media Studies Department

Dr Erum Hafeez Aslam has a lifelong interest in professional writing, academic research, teaching and media studies. She has been working with the leading educational institutions and media organizations in Pakistan in the last two decades. In this capacity, she has been closely in touch with socio-cultural especially development and youth issues as an academician and a media professional.Currently, she is working as the Assistant Professor at the Media Studies Department in the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) Karachi. She has headed the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi for more than six years

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Dr. Ghazala Aleem

Assistant Professor, Center for Policy and Area Studies Department

Dr. Ghazala Aleem PhD in Islamic Studies from Karachi University, is a certified Arabic teacher and has completed Masters in Islamic Studies and Arabic, and B.Ed from Karachi University and DHMS in Homeopathic Medical System. She has also worked as faculty of medicine at Hamdard University. In addition, she has taught at several other places before joining IoBM. Moreover, she has also worked as a freelance journalist with Daily Jang and other magazines.

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Dr. Syed Shameem Ejaz

Assistant Professor, Business Psychology Department

Dr. Ejaz has 18+ years’ experience in teaching psychology, at private and public university, and psychosocial and marketing research. He has been running a qualitative research organization for almost 17 years. He was the only member of Qualitative Research Consultant Association (QRCA)-USA from Pakistan. Orient McCain recognized his research organization as one of the top three research organizations in Pakistan in 1998. Syngenta, Bayer, Crop Link, Reckitt & Colman were among his regular clients. He has conducted several researches for international clients. Recently, he has conducted a major research for UNDP to sketch local tolerance index. He is supervising MPhil research students at IoBM as well. He has published four articles in international and local journals and has authored a book on social adjustment.

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shameem.ejaz@iobm.edu.pk

Ayesha Shaukat

Assistant Professor, Economics Department

Dr. Ayesha Shaukat has a PhD in Political Economy from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. She has multi-craft experience in Teaching, Research and Management. She has been associated with public and private sector higher education institutes for the last 16 years. To provide quality education services to her community she believed in continuous growth and knowledge up-gradation. For it she continuously, kept improving her personal academic portfolio and secured her first Master’s degree in Economics and the next in Business Administration with marketing specialization, along with an MPhil in Business Finance from Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan. Because of her diversified academic background and teaching experience, she is interested in research in political, social and business oriented domains. Her specialization is in qualitative research. She has represented Pakistan in many international conferences and achieved best paper/ presenter awards. Her thesis is on Power reconfigurations and Enterprise development in Pakistan.

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ayesha.shaukat@iobm.edu.pk 

Tehzeeb Sakina Amir

Senior Lecturer, Business Psychology Department

Ms. Amir is currently a PhD scholar at Department of Psychology, University of Karachi. She completed MPhil in Organizational Psychology from Department of Psychology, University of Karachi in year 2014. She secured first class first position in her masters in Organizational Psychology from University of Karachi. She has published two papers with few in reviewing process. She is on the editorial board of Pakistan Business Review and Giest Journal of Education & Social Sciences.

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Ch. Sohail Ahmed

Senior Lecturer, Economics Department

He holds an MSc (Statistics) from KU, MPA from IBA, and MAS (Economics) from Applied Economics Research Center, Karachi. He also holds PGD (Computer Science) from the University of Karachi. His research primarily focuses on International Trade and Econometrics. He is pursuing his MPhil Degree in the area of International Trade. He has served for 18 years of at various public and private academic institutions.

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Irfan Lal

Senior Lecturer, Economics Department

He is currently enrolled in MPhil Program at IoBM. He has done MAS from Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi and Master’s in Economics from University of Karachi.

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Shayaan A.S. Essa

Senior Lecturer, & Legal adviser, Commerce and Professional Studies Department

Shayaan Essa is an English qualified barrister called to Lincoln’s Inn, with experience advising in corporate and commercial legal matters in the UAE and Pakistan.  He recently advised a UAE energy corporation in a matter of claims made by a subsidiary of one of the world’s seven major oil and gas companies valuing approximately US$ 1,000,000 for losses at a gas terminal. In 2015 he advised a shipping and maritime company listed on the Dubai Financial Market in the matter of a non-exclusive agency agreement as well as a Saudi Arabian group on a multi-million dollar claim against a US real estate giant. His experience in Pakistan includes assisting Mr. Khalid Anwer, senior partner and former Federal Minister for Law for Pakistan in matters of constitutional importance in the superior courts of Pakistan and acting for clients in a broad range of areas including capital markets, corporate governance, textiles, cement and environment. He is currently legal adviser to IoBM and senior lecturer for law at the institute.

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Sadia Mansoor

Lecturer, Economics Department

She holds MAS Economics from the Applied Economics Research Center (AERC) and M.Sc Economics from the Quaid e Azam University(QAU), Islamabad. She has been working with IOBM for last one and a half year. Also has experience of two years working as lecturer and Economist in different Private academic Institutions.  Sadia Mansoor is currently doing her M.S Economics from IOBM and her area of interest and research is Financial Economics. She did her M.Sc thesis on “Determinants of Suicide in Pakistan” under the supervision of Dr. Eatzaz Ahmad (Professor, QAU) which had been ever first empirical study in Pakistan on the finding determinants of Suicide in Pakistan.

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Muhammad Zubair

Lecturer, Economics Department

Muhammad Zubair holds Master degree in Economics & Finance from the University of Karachi. He has also secured his post graduate diploma in Economics & Finance from the University of Karachi and B.A (HONS) with Economics and statistics from FUUAST. He is also enrolled in MPhil at IoBM. Prior to joining the IoBM he has worked with University of Karachi as a visiting faculty. He has experience of 4 years of Broadcasting with Radio Pakistan in the capacity of Business anchor and reporter covering economic policy and stock market, etc. Mr.Zubair is also engaged in research and he has participated in various international conferences within and outside the Pakistan.

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Sabeen Anwar

Lecturer, Economics Department

holds MAS form Applied Economics Research Center(AERC)  and M.Sc (Hons) from Karachi University. Currently, she is perusing her MPhil  in Applied Economics from Applied Economics Research Center(AERC).She has been associated with IoBM since 2012, During her tenure as a faculty, she has taught various economics courses including Financial Economics , Topics in Macroeconomics , Basic Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Principle Of Macroeconomics, Principle Of Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Micro & Managerial Economics (MBA), Macroeconomics for MBA and etc. Her research interests are in the areas of International Trade , Finance, Food And Agriculture, Microeconomics and Managerial Economics. She is actively involved in research & teaching. Her research papers have been published in various national and international journals.She is also an internal reviewer board member of the Pakistan Business Review (PBR).

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Zia Ullah

Lecturer, Economics Department

He holds Masters in Applied Sciences (MAS Economics) from the Applied Economics Research Center University of Karachi. MSc in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. His research areas include International Economics and Macroeconomics.

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Emaan Rangoonwala

Lecturer, Business Psychology Department.

Ms Rangoonwala completed her Masters in Professional & School Counseling Psychology with Highest Honours from University of Houston and her Bachelors in Psychology with Honours from Southern Methodist University, both from Texas (USA). She received special training in CBT through Beck Institute (New York), as well as received some training in developmental therapy from AKUH.

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Sabeen Jamil

Lecturer, Media Studies Department

She holds an M.A in Mass Communication from University of Karachi and is pursuing MBA in Advertising and Media Management from IoBM. She has worked as a journalist at a leading English language newspaper and has been contributing for leading newspapers and magazines including The News, Dawn, Express Tribune and Newsline for three years now. She has been associated with a private university as a faculty before she joined IoBM in September 2011.

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